Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring at the Lake

 

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Welcome to the first day of Spring!  It is a cold Sunday morning, but the sun is shining and we have things a blooming!

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I have a nice little patch of ‘King Henry’ daffodils blooming up the walk towards the deck.  These are new this year, I got them at a plant trade in October.  I love how big and bright they are…. about 3 times the size of wild ones.

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So happy to see and hear the bugs again here at the lake.  Makes me want to open up all the windows.  The sounds of the birds and the bugs have been wonderful…. it just SOUNDS like SPRING!

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Slowly the grass is greening up, and the clean up is mostly finished.  We hauled a ton to the compost pile the last few weeks. 

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Lots of things are popping up along the front walk.

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Looks like it will be a good year for my columbines.

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And my evergreen groundcover Japanese Spurge or Pachysandra is starting to bloom.  I really like this little plant.  I have it under shrubs and it stayed nice all winter long.

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This is what I did this morning… I repurposed my fountain into a raised container. It had been discolored and the “cement” looking coating was coming off where the water came out.  So I took the middle out and restacked it.  I will now plant some annuals in it.  I actually think it will look better this way.   It was a big too formal before.  I think this is it’s 4th year in the garden.  It was an inexpensive one from Wal-Mart.  IMG_5922

Here it was from last summer.  In a few months all the hostas will be up and it will be almost covered.  I may have to rise it more for it to be seen.  But I need something in the middle there, so now I have a chance to add more color with some annuals.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am hoping to plant all my goodies from the garden show today.  It has been cold, windy and rainy here… and I needed the beds to dry up enough to plant.  Today I have on my ratty gardening gear and I’m going for it!

Love Brooke

3 comments:

  1. So many signs of spring! It certainly looks like a beautiful Sunday morning in your garden.

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  2. Definately seeing signs of spring....love it! Your garden is giving you so much to look forward to! xoxo
    Tracie

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  3. I especially notice the columbine foliage popping up...nothing so fresh!

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Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke